Nov. 13, 2013
Bates Named Exec of the Year
John Bates, chief executive officer of Toledo-based Heidtman Steel Products, has been selected as the 2013 Service Center Executive of the Year by Metal Center News Magazine.
Bates has a 50-year record of leadership at Heidtman, which is a major supplier of flat-roll to the automotive industry. Heidtman was ranked No. 18 in MCN’s Service Center Top 50 earlier this year.
Under Bates' guidance, Heidtman has aligned itself closely with major mills and has pioneered the processing of high-strength steels. For the full story on Heidtman and Bates' distinguished career, look for the Executive of the Year profile in MCN’s December issue.